Saturday Shoutout / Fly Tying Hook Up

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Hatches Magazine Hatches fly tying magazine is only sent out annually, but what’s really cool is there regular newsletter I receive packed with tons of fly tying content. Even better is it’s large archive of fly patterns that show you step by step instructions on...



Are Gold Beads Out or Is it just all in our heads?

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When I first started guiding for trout it seemed like every nymph in the fly bin had a gold bead on it. Everyone caught fish on them and you didn’t hear of anyone back then shying away from using them. So why do I find...



Attractor Midge Larva for Cold Water and Picky Trout

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When water temperatures begin to drop in the fall and the majority of our big hatches start to taper off, midge patterns become a big player for me. November through January, when I’m sight fishing and I can’t get trout to eat, I’ll often opt...



Junk In The Trunk

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When fall arrives and my feet hit the floor in the morning and I’m reminded that my hundred year old house has no insulation or even subfloor it’s not long before I go looking for the junk box. As the weather gets nasty, especially in...



There’s One Born Every Minute

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My good friend Will Sands of Taylor Creek Fly Shop is caught holding the biggest sucker I’ve ever seen.  I caught this brute last fall on the Colorado River just below Glenwood Springs.  If I remember correctly it meashured 26″ and fought like a log....